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His plastinates are highly accurate, scientifically sound preparations, as well as aesthetic and creative.
A) Specimen Preparation and Fixation: It is necessary to prepare high quality dissected specimen to produce plastinates.
The gestalt plastinates are shocking to the modern eye, which has become accustomed to the reduction of the body to its component parts.
Limber Gymnast With Organs" is a male plastinate with its legs spread, each foot stretched on top of wooden balls the size of basketballs.
Visitors to the Museum of Science in Boston a couple of years ago could learn about anatomy and physiology by viewing whole real body plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices.
Displays of more than 200 authentic organs, organ configurations, and a broad collection of whole-body plastinates offer an unprecedented view of the human body.
Felicity Raparte, organiser of the new exhibition, told the Sunday Mercury: 'Enhancing Corpses will feature about 10 of the plastinates from the Bodyworlds exhibition.
Visitors can explore human anatomy, physiology and health through a series of full body plastinates (human bodies that have been preserved by a process called plastination), individual organs and transparent body slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.
Producers Firefly called it "a 90-minute film in which Gunther plastinates 'Jesus'.
The exhibition, which opens on May 17, will allow visitors to explore human anatomy, physiology and health through a series of full body plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices that give a complete picture of how the body functions.
While those exhibits with Renaissance allusions have most in common with an educational rationale, although lacking a research notion, the contemporary genre plastinates are far removed from any traditional anatomical approach and generally lack a teaching focus.
The third of von Hagens' three public anatomical exhibitions, the 23,000-square-foot Body Worlds 3 features more than 200 authentic organs and whole-body specimens, known as plastinates, fixed in dramatic and athletic poses, giving visitors the opportunity to observe the body's locomotive, digestive, nervous and vascular systems, and compare healthy and diseased organs, such as the lungs of a smoker and nonsmoker.
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